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Comment: Re:Sales figures are news now? (Score 2) 191

by horza (#47972057) Attached to: Apple Sells More Than 10 Million New iPhones In First 3 Days

Samsung galaxy S2 April 2011, S3 May 2012, S4 April 2013, S5 April 2014.

Apple iPhone 3S July 2008, iPhone 4 October 2011, iPhone 5 September 2012, 6S September 2014.

The Apple market are completely locked into one device, and are forced to wait twice as long on average to be able to upgrade. Therefore I would expect the numbers to be twice as large initially but dying off to a far smaller total than the Samsung devices.

Phillip.

Comment: Re:Patch? (Score 1) 4

by smitty_one_each (#47972023) Attached to: Watch Slashdot Fix Their Code!
Are you such an utter simpleton as to think that, for example, Lois Lerners emails just kinda went "poof"?
For this administration to stand there and just take a continuous piss in the public face,
and then you to mewl on, I want a pony-style about the logical consequences,
is so laughable as to invite the question of whether you need a diaper change.
Contempt, like respect, is earned. This is separate from the question of forgiveness.

Comment: Re:In lost the will to live ... (Score 1) 700

by Grishnakh (#47968715) Attached to: How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

>Money requires relationships.

No, it just requires a job. It's not that hard to get a crappy-to-mediocre-paying job without any personal relationships. Or, you can be like corporate executives or lawyers and just be really good at lying to people, so you have relationships but they're not actually genuine.

>So you can name dozens of people who don't live by caring about others. There are what? almost 8 billion people on the planet?

The dozens of people I can name are actually running the planet. It doesn't look like this system of yours is working all that well.

Comment: Re:You can't sink a conspiracy (Score 1) 258

by Kjella (#47968669) Attached to: Nvidia Sinks Moon Landing Hoax Using Virtual Light

You forgot young earth creationists, probably the most popular conspiracy theory around. Evolution, geology, paleoclimatology, dendrochronology, astronomy, radiocarbon dating, fossil record and probably a dozen other sciences I forget all a hoax. A false flag operation by either god himself as a test of faith or the devil playing tricks, you don't have to go to the 1% nutters - who mostly lack sanity - to find total rejection of evidence, science and logic.

Comment: Re:In lost the will to live ... (Score 1) 700

by Grishnakh (#47968527) Attached to: How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

>1) If I cause pain to others, or believe that this is justifiable, then others quite likely will treat me the same

Politicians and CEOs seem to get along just fine causing pain to others without suffering any negative repercussions. They just make sure to have some select cronies who assist them in fucking over everyone else.

>2) If everyone lived according to the ideals of "care about is your own personal survival and comfort, and nothing else.", society would collapse.

Yet we happily put people just like that into the highest positions of power over us.

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Before Using StingRays, Police Must Sign NDA With FBI 108

Posted by samzenpus
from the the-first-rule-of-tracking-club dept.
v3rgEz writes Advanced cell phone tracking devices known as StingRays allow police nationwide to home in on suspects and to log individuals present at a given location. But before acquiring a StingRay, state and local police must sign a nondisclosure agreement with the FBI, according to documents released via a MuckRock FOIA request. As Shawn Musgrave reports, it's an unusual setup arrangement for two public agencies to swear each other to secrecy, but such maneuvers are becoming more common.

Comment: Re:In lost the will to live ... (Score 1) 700

by Grishnakh (#47968493) Attached to: How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

>If everyone took that as an example and behaved that way, the whole mess would collapse. It's like the random jerks who use the HOV lane when driving alone...

The problem with this analogy is that the random jerks who use the HOV lanes alone aren't the ones in charge of running and policing the highways. What's more, the policitians are the ones preaching to us about how to live, when they themselves don't live by these words.

Maybe it'd be better if the whole mess did collapse. If we're so stupid we put people in charge who are like this, then why do we deserve a functioning society rather than starvation and anarchy?

Comment: Re:In lost the will to live ... (Score 1) 700

by Grishnakh (#47968469) Attached to: How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

>I do not grow my own vegetables, butcher my own meat, make my own circuit boards, generate my own electricity.

You don't need personal relationships for any of that, you only need money. You can get money from being employed, among other means.

>I require relationships with other people in my household, neighborhood and world to stay alive and thrive.

I can name dozens of politicians and CEOs who happily survive and thrive while not giving two shits about anyone else on the planet.

>We evolved in communities and had to be able to work together to thrive. It is "bad" for me to harm others because it upsets relationships necessary for my survival.

Somehow, this evolution totally failed since our entire society is run by people who have zero empathy for others.

Comment: Re:In lost the will to live ... (Score 1) 700

by Grishnakh (#47967321) Attached to: How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

Wouldn't an indoctrination by society of an expectation for others to follow the rules be a suitable enough reason for one to follow that same rule?

No, because what's good for society isn't necessarily good for you, the individual. Just look at all our politicians and business leaders; they don't work for the good of society at all, they work purely for their own personal gain. So why should the rest of us work for the good of society?

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